NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday to discuss ways to strengthen technology ties between the two states.
Ms Berejiklian said the two ‘Startup States’ have agreed that the groundbreaking knowledge-sharing program, which saw eight NSW fintech startups travel to the Austrade Tel Aviv Landing Pad in 2016, would continue in 2017.
“Israel leads the world in startup innovation and NSW leads the way here at home so we are ideally matched to collaborate,” she said.
“In 2017 NSW will send a second delegation of NSW startups to Tel Aviv to be mentored by Israel’s experts, meet investors and then bring what they learn back to NSW – Australia’s ‘Startup State’. I was delighted today to discuss our important relationship with Prime Minister Netanyahu who this week spoke of his desire to strengthen business ties and trade links between our nations.”
Last year, the NSW and Israeli Governments signed an agreement to collaborate on joint research and development projects, as well as to establish formal partnerships between businesses and universities.